The Funkie Junkie Boutique The primary rule for this cllalenge is to follow the instructions as written in TIm's Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3 and to NOT reveal the technique in our posts.
Challenge #22 is a product-specific challenge, as completing it requires the use of Tim’s Dimensional Cutting Pad from Sizzix. Open up your copy of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 to page 62 to learn how to use it. (If you don't have a copy, follow the link to the web site where you can purchase your very own autographed copy!)
I have owned the DImensional Cutting Pad since I decided to enter this series of challenges and knew that, eventually, it would come into play. However, this is the first time I have attempted it's use... From what I read on the design team blogs, this is NOT an unusual situation as many of them hadn't used it before either! Anyway, no time like the present!
I started out by trying the techique on three different layered die/embossing sets. each has it's own issues, some I had to do several times before I got something even remotely acceptable, but I wasn't one-hundred-precent happy with any of them. I picked the one least "offensive": the layered honey bee (Alterations 659577), for my entry, but I may work with the others over the weekend and post them as well (I do have ideas for both).
I made a large tag from bright yellow cardstock and layered my bee on it using glue & seal. I then colored the beed using Distress Markers: Black Soot for the legs antennae and body markings, picket fence for the wings and Old paper to shade in the body. I sprayed the wings with Sheer Shimmer Spritz to add a little sparkle.
I then cut six beige honeycomb frameworks using the Alterations die (659430) and placed them on the tag UNDER my bee... I cut several more honeycomb frameworks in beige and mustard colors and save the hexagons to past in selected gaps int eh honeycomb background. On five of the hexagons, I stamped some smaller bees in INdia INk Black (Stamps used were Stampin' Up!'s "Bugs and Slugs" and an Inkadinkado stamp (8791-X).
I then covered a small chipboard tag with the mustard-colored cardstock and stamped a greeting "Bee Happy" (Stampendous, D089). Ofray ribbon in oatmeal (C-834) and a brad were used to attach the small tag and a bow from the same ribbon adorns the opt of the main tag.